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Health Week 1 - Your Total Health

Introduction to health concepts to set a foundation for remaining health units.
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Robert Negron

on 20 September 2012

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Health Week #1 Your Total Health Lets talk about it...
-One person at a time
-Respect others' input How healthy are YOU?
-Write 5 conditions or behaviors that indicate the state of YOUR own health.
-Take 2 minutes to discuss this with your table Being Healthy...
Health: is a combination of physical, mental/emotional, and social well-being. Your Health and Wellness Health MENTAL EMOTIONAL PHYSICAL SOCIAL 3 Pillars of health...
>>>>BALANCE! HEALTH TRIANGLE SOCIAL MENTAL / EMOTIONAL PHYSICAL Eat well-balanced diet
Stay fit through regular exercise
8 hrs. of sleep per night Keep body, teeth, and hair clean
Have regular medical check ups Avoid using tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. Have friendly, open attitude towards others
Learn to communicate effectively
Respect and care for family members Be a loyal, truthful, dependable friend
Honor other peoples feelings
Respect other peoples' belongings Learn to resolve conflicts effectively
Give support and help when needed. Face problems with positive and realistic attitude
Express feelings clearly and calmly to others
Set priorities Grow from mistakes
Recognize your weak areas and improve on them
Develop effective decisioin making skills Use your talents effectively
Accept responsability
Stand up for your beliefs and values
REmain open to learn new things Wellness: an overall state of well-being involving regular behaviors that have a positive result over time. What is Wellness? How do wellness and health relate to each other? health is like snapshot, or picture, of how you are doing mentally, physically, emotionally, and socially at a particular moment. wellness is more like a film that shows how these aspects of health interact over a period of time. In 1 paragraph,
restate IN YOUR OWN WORDS the relationship between health and wellness... Influences on Your Health Heredity: is the passing on of traits from biological parents to children.
>Skin, eye, and hair color
>Body build
>Growth patterns
>Tendencies to get certain diseases Environment: all the living and non-living things that surround you.
>Physical environment such as living in small town or large city, clean air or heavy pollution in your area... Other influences...
-Culture and traditions
-Friends
-What you see and hear Of these topics covered, discuss with your table which has the biggest influence on your health.
-After your discussion, write 1 paragraph or equivalent Time to check how healthy you are...
-This is not set in stone
-Constantly changes as you make healthier choices and grow

-On a new sheet of paper number 1 through 10 three times. Leave a space to title each set of 10. This will go on your table of contents as "Health Inventory" Whats your health status? PHYSICAL HEALTH
1. I get at least 8 hours of sleep each night.
2. I eat a well-balanced diet, including a healthful breakfast every day.
3. I wear a seat belt in cars & protective gear when bicycling or playing sports.
4. I keep my body, teeth, and hair clean.
5. I do not use tobacco, alcohol, or drugs.
6. I exercise regularly.
7. I do not skip meals or use harsh diet plans to try to lose weight.
8. I have regular check-ups with my doctor and dentist.
9. I am aware of hereditary illnessess within my family and take steps to protect my health.
10. I do not plan to engage in sexual activity before marriage.
MENTAL/EMOTIONAL HEALTH
1. I generally like and accept who I am.
2. I can accept helpful criticism.
3. I can express my feelings clearly and calmly, even when I am angry or sad.
4. I do not blame others for my mistakes.
5. I accept that I will mistakes, and I try to learn from them.
6. I can stand up for my own values.
7. I can face problems calmly.
8. I have at least one hobby that I enjoy.
9. I enjoy learning new information and acquiring new skills.
10. I feel that people like me. Personal Inventory SOCIAL HEALTH
1. I have at least one or two close friends.
2. I respect and care for my family.
3. I have a friendly, open attitude when I meet new people.
4. I work well in a group.
5. I feel that my friends know that I am truthful and dependable.
6. I can disagree without arguing.
7. I am willing to give and get support from others when needed.
8. I am a good listener.
9. I can confidently say no when people ask me to do something harmful or wrong.
10. I respect the right of others to have opinions that may differ from mine.


Give yourself one point for every yes. Total the number of yes responses in each of the three areas. Then check your score with the following ranking.
In each section, a score of 9-10 is very good, 7-8 is good, and
5-6 is fair. If you scored a 0-4 in any area, you need to take a more active role in avoiding risk behaviors that can harm your health. What now?
One of the keys to overall wellness is the prevention of health problems...
-Prevention: taking steps to make sure that something unhealthy does not happen.
Example: you wash your hands to prevent illnesses caused by germs. Most importantly prevention involves avoiding risk behavior.
-Risk behavior: action or choice that may cause injury or harm to you or others.
Example: smoking cigarettes or riding a bike without a helmet.
-Self-assessment: careful examination and evaluation of your own patterns of behavior. Other ways to assess your own health..
-Talk with a trusted adult
-Discuss health status with a health care professional
-Ask Ms. Kloppenburg (our nurse) for information
-Read information from trusted sources such as American Heart Association, CDC (center for disease control), American Cancer Society, Red Cross. SUPER IMPORTANT!!! Building Health Skills Skills for Physical Health
1. Stay safe
-obey traffic signals
-hygiene: cleanliness (skin, teeth, nails, hair)
2. Eat well, stay fit Skills for Mental and Emotional Health
-Knowing/accepting yourself
-Locate helpful info
-Take responsibility for our actions
>Uphold your values: beliefs that guide the way a person lives, such as beliefs about what is right and wrong and what is important. Skills for Social Health
-Listening and talking
-Refusal skills: ways to say no effectively.
-Make a difference, be a positive influence in someone's life. Activity: Write a dialogue in which you can protect your health by saying NO to a peer.
-Get into groups of 4 to turn in 1 sheet of paper. Make sure to put all group member's names on the sheet. Create a dialogue (approximately 1 minute in length real-time) between a couple of friends by writing a script using refusal skills to maintain your health. After writing the script, write a paragraph explaining what the refusal skill was and why it would work. BE CREATIVE!
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